Developing a faculty learning community grounded in the science of how people learn: A Year-Long, Faculty-Led Teaching and Learning Seminar.
To improve the academy: Resources for faculty, instructional, and organizational development
This chapter describes a multiyear professional development effort undertaken by a learning and teaching center at a liberal arts college. As part of its founding mandate, the center helps faculty improve teaching by paying attention to the current literature about how people learn. This core commitment of our center is pursued through support of a year‐long faculty seminar. Now in its fourth year, the seminar has had a significant impact on its faculty participants and their thinking about teaching and learning. Moreover, the seminar has seeded a number of teaching and assessment initiatives at the college.
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Rudnitsky, Alan; Ellis, Glenn; DiBartolo, Patricia Marten; and Shea, Kevin M., "Developing a faculty learning community grounded in the science of how people learn: A Year-Long, Faculty-Led Teaching and Learning Seminar." (2013). Psychology: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.
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